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Average rating: 4.0 out of 5
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Andy Teschner a professional user from Poland writes:
Roland RD-170's sounds are stunning. It was my "dream" piano and I've finally bought a brand new RD170! Since 3 years I was "jealous" looking here and dreaming about such machine (I was really out of money).

People, if you, like me observe this site without money, be patient please, because the dreams come true! :)

Rating: 1 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Nov-30-2004 at 09:47
RockinJoe a part-time user from USA writes:
I just got the Roland RD-170, and I can't stop playing it. The action is smooth as silk, and the piano sound is superb. Layering is a snap, it looks good, and is light enough to carry around. Heavy arpeggios with the sustain pedal down, and no notes drop out...64 polyphony is great. They are cheaper now @ $899.00, and are a great buy at this price...and no power adaptor!I suspect that Roland is discontinuing this model for the price to come down almost $400.00, but I don't care, it is a "mini" RD-700 at half the price. Critically, I would have wanted some better jazz (Hammond/Leslie) organs which you can do on the 700. The ones on this machine are barely acceptable and limited, but passable. A Roland piano is a Roland piano, and if you like a little darker tone, this could be the one for you4U! The Casios are a little cheaper, but have only 32-note polyphony, the Kurzweils in this range also have only 32 note polyphony, and both use external power adaptors!I give it a 4 out of 5, which is just fine at this price point.If you are in the market for a digital piano, you owe it to yourself to play this one.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-Nov-08-2004 at 19:37
David Martinez a hobbyist user from Spain writes:
When I tried the Roland RD-150 in the store some moths ago, I inmediatly fell in love with it. I took piano lessons some years ago, but since then I only had light-action synthesizers, so playing that lovely hammered keyboard was like a revelation. So I decided to save and buy it. But when I returned to the store, they told me that the RD-150 was a run-out model and Roland had just released the new RD-170, which had better specs (more presets -64 instead of 24-, 16 programmable setups, master keyboard functions...). Despite they hadn't it in the store and it was slightly more expensive, I ordered it. Now I'm very proud of my decision. Excellent keyboard action, very well built (and a bit less heavy), superb piano sound... overall, very good. I wish it had more acoustic piano sounds instead of some other instruments (although it has 64 presets, there are only 4 acoustic pianos!). I would like also it had a midi thru and a second line-out. Some presets are very good (piano, rhodes, some organs and guitars, etc.), and the rest are OK, but not top-quality if compared to some other recent gear (like the XV-5050, for example). But this piano is a killer, and if you get if you won't regret it.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Aug-25-2003 at 05:19
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